29th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th June


Mathematicians born on this day:

1807 : Moritz Abraham Stern
1884 : Wilhelm Winkler
1893 : Eduard Čech
1893 : Mikhail Fedorovich Subbotin
1893 : Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
1895 : Cyrus Colton MacDuffee
1904 : Witold Hurewicz

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1924 : Robert Woodward
1934 : Francesco Gerbaldi

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Witold Hurewicz Eduard Čech


A quotation for today

Robert Woodward (1849 - 1924)

The theory of probabilities and the theory of errors now constitute a formidable body of knowledge of great interest and of great practical importance. Though developed largely through the applications to the more precise sciences of astronomy, geodesy and physics, their range of applicability extends to all the sciences; and they are plainly destined to play an increasingly important role in the development and in the applications of the sciences of the future. Hence their study is not only a commendable element in a liberal education, but some knowledge of them is essential to a correct understanding of daily events.

Probability and Theory of Errors



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